Lah Lah Dubai: A Pan-Asian licensed gem in The Greens

Up on the rooftop of boutique hotel Zabeel House by Jumeirah in The Greens you will find Lah Lah Dubai – a licensed Pan-Asian gem. Join The Huntr as we present a closer look…

Next to a chic rooftop pool (and nearby kid’s club), Lah Lah restaurant is a Pan-Asian kitchen and bar bringing some much needed zest to The Greens neighbourhood. The interiors are slick and laid back, think real greenery, wooden elements and cosy pillows. Look out for the koi fish peppering the floors too. During the day the space feels bright, light and airy, and after the sun sets, it has a sultry, cosy vibe.

Open from 10am daily, Lah Lah’s menu offers different dishes from Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Singapore. It is divided between rice rolls, small bites, salads/starters, grills, dumplings, noodles and rice, cast iron wok creations, sharing dishes, charcoal roaster specials, soups and desserts. The bar is fully licensed and offers a wide variety of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, including Asian beers, cocktails and sake.

The Huntr visited Lah Lah for dinner whilst staying at the hotel (more on that here). To start we tried the Thai Beef Salad (45AED), which is comprised of tender beef slices with vegetables and roasted peanuts and was one of our favourite dishes of the evening, plus the mouth-watering Crispy Shrimp Wontons (40AED for 5 pieces) and the Indonesian Satay (42AED for 6 pieces) – tender BBQ chicken with chunky peanut satay sauce. For the main event we opted for the faultless Pad Thai Goong Sod (75AED) a delicious mix of Thai noodles, prawns, tofu, peanut and tamarind sauce and our favourite main course – the Thai Chili and Cashew Nut Chicken (68AED), which is cooked in a cast iron wok and has just the right balance of flavours and textures. Divine.

To end the lovely meal on a sweet note we ordered two desserts and enjoyed both equally. The first was the Tropical Fruits on Ice (48AED) – a fresh combination of mango, lime jelly, berries and coconut cream served on ice and the Deep Fried Banana (28AED), which is served with vanilla ice cream and caramelized sauce.

Insider tips: Ask about the happy hour, Friday brunch and ladies night offers. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options are available. Lah Lah is also a great spot for weekend or after-work drinks thanks to the small bites on offer and the rooftop vibes. Opt to sit outside if the weather permits. 

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